Posted July 12th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Joe Schad interviews with the new Rice offensive coordinator and former Longhorn legend [tag]Major Applewhite[/tag] on his Insider blog. Seems to have his head on straight about expectations for the Owls, but still has his goals and a plan to achieve them. He also talks about Vince Young and text messaging recruits. He also covers the Longhorns’ two-headed (or maybe three?) quarterback situation, a subject he may know something about:

As a coach now, my opinion is that when you have two quarterbacks, it’s because you haven’t found one. In Texas’ situation, it’s because of inexperience. Make no mistake, Texas has one, it’s just a question of them not knowing which one because neither has taken a snap. My whole deal is, if you’re asking your quarterback to be a leader of the team, it’s difficult with two guys doing that. With 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old kids, the maturity level just isn’t there. You lose sight of the big picture and agendas and selfish ideas get in the way. You have to have one guy. You have to make him earn it and you have to trust him. Then, if he struggles, you can always try the other guy. The problem at a place like Texas is, you’d better find the right guy fast. You’d really like to come out of spring ball and say, hey, you have one starter. That’s not easy, though.

Read link. (ESPN Insiders only!)


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